Close To My – Feels Like Home Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Feels Like Home Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings  then you are in the right place.
If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

 

Feels Like Home maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection Feels Like Home Paper Suite

Feels Like home has a lovely shabby/country chic look & features the colours of Black, Charcoal, Mink, Sugarplum, Fern, New England Ivy & Sapphire.

I love this paper suite & had fun creating this scrapbook layout which involves layering of Feels Like Home Watercolor Die-cuts with fussy cut out flowers, leaves & a couple of butterflies from the pattern paper.

I love the layers of pattern paper that is used to build up the layout & how even aa scrap of white scallop embossed card all tie well into focusing to the photo area.

 

What Matters Most Scrapbooking Layout with Close To My Heart Feels Like Home #ctmhfeelslikehome maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

I love the touch of Sapphire elements introduced to the layout with some stamped elements & even a tiny bit of washi tape which is actually from So Much Happy. There is a enough room under the photo area to add strip journalling once I choose the photo to go on the layout. 

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Creating with Kara Davies

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Feels Like Home Paper Suite.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

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Close To My Heat (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello, Happy New Year and welcome aboard our Love so Sweet April Stamp of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Love so Sweet - April Stamp of the Month maz.closetomyheart.com.au #CTMH

 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month

This stamp set is so pretty with butterflies & flowers that are in different sizes along with leaves and lots of sweet sentiments, it is perfect to use for someone you love. This stamp set has lots of images that can be used in different combinations to create all sorts of papercraft ideas.

 

I created this card with lots of stamping in the background with the flowers in Lemon, Sugarplum & lilac & leaves in Sage & small butterflies in Pewter & then layered with vellum, printed paper from the Feels Like Home paired with a small piece of sapphire cardstock. I finished off with the larger butterfly in Pewter with second generation Sugarplum as the background & the thanks stamped onto linen cardstock.

Close To My Heart Love So Sweet Thanks Card with CTMH Feels like Home maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

My next card I used the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers to add extra details to the flowers & leaves. I fussy cut them out along with some leaves from one of the border thin cuts & layered them all around a stitched circle that ben stamped with the I so totally love you sentiment. I stamped the boder onto the woodgrain paper from the Feels Like Home collection & put the card all together.
Close To My Heart So Totally Love you Card with April Stamp of the Month Love So Sweet maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhfeelslikehome

I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to use this great stamp set. This exclusive D-size (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month set – only available in January can be yours for just $8.25 AUD/ $7.50 NZD, when you place an order of $82.50 AUD/$75 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next creative stop; Megan, Crop Craft Create

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on (S1904E) Love so Sweet – April Stamp of the Month

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Emboss it” with Close To My Heart products.

Emboss It #ctmh #ctmhtechnique If you have arrived here from Darlys Recker then you are in the right place.

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It doesn’t matter if you into the dry embossing or wet embossing techniques, both add texture & a little dimension to your artwork creations.

With my card today I embossed the white cardstock & the little chipboard arrow under the boat.

I love that you can emboss cardstock or chipboard easily.

Emboss It CTMH Technique Blog Hop maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh

And well because I had time before this blog went live this morning I quickly made this card. I embossed in gold the Love blossoms & coloured the back in Shin Han Markers & cut the flower out & attached with some glue dots to a white dry embossed cardstock & added a sticker from the So Much Happy Compliments.

Emboss It :Love Blossoms with gold embossing on vellum on a dry embossed background maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Katy Taylor to get more ideas  on how you too can Emboss It

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz

Close To My – So Much Happy Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our So Much Happy Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place.
If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite

 

So Much Happy Paper Suite  from: maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

This fun vibrant paper suite lives up to it’s name of So Much Happy, with the fun happy floral pattern & cute icons of plants, clouds & animals, you are sure to make something to make you happy & smile.

Today I am sharing with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the So Much Happy Paper Suite. I had fun cutting out some pieces from the cut apart & putting some of the papers through some thin cuts  to create this layout.

 

So Much Happy Scrapbook layout Maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I just need to add photos & some journalling.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection So Much Happy Paper Suite then contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations  

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on So Much Happy.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Lovely Layers – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Lovely Layers CTMH Technique Blog HopWelcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are “Lovely Layers” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore then you are in the right place.

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I love adding layers whether it’s through the use of various papers, clusters of embellishments, or stamp images. I love how layers can help create interest my artwork & I had a lot of fun creating this Lovely Layers Love Blossoms Rose Card.

Lovely Layers Love Blossoms Rose Card maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhloveblossoms

I layered the red stripe Happy Heart paper over the soft pink striped Something Fierce. It helped that they were different heights & widths to allow you to see the soft pink stripe. I added some So Much Happy washi tape & layered over that with Lagoon diamond pattern from the Celebrate Mix In to go across the card. On top of that I have layered  a love blossoms rose weaved through the shaker window circle die cut. At the top of the card I added a layer ofSo Much Happy washi with mint cardstock decorated with one of the decorated border thin cuts. I finished off with some loose sequins with bitty sparkles in the centre.

I also created this scrapbook layout using mostly the Happy Heart Papers.

Lovely Layers Scrapbook Layout with CTMH Heart Happy maz.closetomyheart.com.au #ctmh #ctmhhearthappy

I fussy cut the flowers & layered over the papers, added extra banner to layer over the pre-printed banners on the grid paper. I created an embellishment clusters  with the scallop tag, stitched circle layered with a banner & die cut butterflies. I added layers with bits of die cut frames, tags & fussy cut out scallop to go behind the 3×4 photo placements. This is a very girly pink layout, but I loved how it turned out – now I just need to wait for my photos to be printed so I can add them.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Valerie Kapsha to get more Lovely Layers ideas.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz

Close To My – I Heart Us Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our I Heart Us Paper Suite, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Nell Ward then you are in the right place.
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Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Featured collection I Heart Us Paper Suite

 

I Heart Us Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Paper Suite www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This fun vibrant paper suite has a bit of something for all occasions, there are stripes, geometric patterns, spots & tiny hearts on the paper & there are rainbows, flowers & butterflies in the cut apart sheet & compliments.

It truely is a happy paper suite & I really have enjoyed creating with it.

My first share with you is a scrapbook Layout that I created with the I Heart Us Paper Suite.

 

I Need a 6 month vacation twice a year scrapbook layout with CTMH I Heart Us www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

First I designed a flower boarder using the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection. I welded & sliced until  I got the design I wanted & cut on white cardstok. I backed the flowers with the papers from the  Heart Us Paper Suite, bar one which is a yellow from the Something Fierce.

I created some water colour in different greens & yellows. I also added in some transparent texture paste taht you cannot really see till you are close up. This was all done onto white daisy that I cut smaller to mat with the lighter side of Lagoon cardstock. I placed this cut out flower boarder onto the water colour . This formed my decorative element to my layout.

I matted the photos & added extra paper strips at the top, created a label for a little subtitle & stamped a saying from one of the stamp sets you get from the Cricut® You Are Here Collection to form my title. 

Finally I added embellishments using the I Heart Us Compliments & sequins. 

While there are no flowers in my photos, I was originally going to add flower photos, I thought it didn’t really matter as the photos had a lot of greenery so it was more about nature.

My second creation is a card combining the  I Heart Us Paper Suite and the exclusive Love Blossoms stamp set.

Flower Card with CTMH I Heart Us & Love Blossoms www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I cut the yellow striped paper at an angle & added a strip of patten lagoon. I coloured the Love Blossom image with Shin Han Markers & fussy cut out & added some I Heart Us Compliments to finish off.

I hope you liked what I created & it inspires you to try out some of these ideas.

If you love this featured collection I Heart Us Paper Suite then contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.

If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on I Heart Us.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz